That’s according to the Danish Muslim politician, Naser Khader.
When taking an overseas posting, a State Department stalwart usually pack a dhimmi attitude in his gladstone bag along with his cummerbund and striped pants. It appears that the United States ambassador to Denmark, Mr. James P. Cain, is no exception.
According to Avisen.dk, as translated by our Danish correspondent CG:
Khader calls US ambassador ‘useful idiot’
Two controversial Muslims were invited for dinner at the residence of the American ambassador James P. Cain. “Completely ridiculous,” says the Danish Peoples Party, while Naser Khader rages.
The American ambassador in Denmark, James P. Cain, is a “useful idiot” for Muslim extremists. That’s the accusation, after he invited two controversial Muslims to a private dinner.
This is the second year in a row that the American embassy has invited Danish Muslims to the so-called “iftar” — the dinner that breaks with the Muslim fast during the Ramadan. Among those invited this year was the imam Mohammed Albarazi, who participated in the delegation of Danish muslims travelling to the Middle East during the Cartoon crisis that incurred the violent reactions against Denmark and Jyllands-Posten. Also the chairman of Muslims in Dialog [love that — translator’s comment], the schoolteacher Safia Aoude, was invited. She caused a stir when she listed on the sidebar of her homepage the holocaust denier David Irving with other historians.
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Thereby the American ambassador fails to support the majority of Muslims and their fight against Islamism, says Khader, the front figure for the New Alliance and the founder of Democratic Muslims.
“I am speechless. I can only describe him as a useful idiot, if I have to be a little diplomatic,” Khader says about James P. Cain.
“Our fight for democracy is weakened, when the ambassador invites these guys home and thereby make them ‘good company’”, Naser Khader says.
Also, Søren Espersen from the Danish Peoples Party is deeply disturbed about the ambassador’s dinner invitation. Especially because the arrangement took place, not in the embassy, but in the ambassador’s private home in Charlottenlund.
“James P. Cain is a nice guy, but here he has simply acted too naïve. It is completely ridiculous, in this way trying to make a good impression on these guys,” Espersen says.
It has not been possible to get a comment from the American embassy, but according to the ambassador’s spokesman the whole idea of the dinner was to create dialogue with the religious minority.
“We have invited a broad section of the Muslim society in Denmark. It should be a dialogue about integration. It does not make any sense to exclude people just because someone has written something bad about them. We do not see them as extremists” spokesman Tom Leary says. The Democratic Muslims were not invited, and the ambassador will not say who else attended the dinner.